A review of the state of the art in three dimensional graphics technology. Demonstrations include the Voodoo Banshee 3D card, the 3Dfx graphics accelerator, LiveArt 98 software, MetaCreations Poser 3, and Lightwave 3D. Featured is a visit to Pacific Data Images (PDI) and their work on the computer generated animation movie ANTZ. Originally broadcast in 1999.
Files were getting bigger and bigger and computer users were struggling to find more efficient ways to store their data. This program looks at several solutions including StuffIt Deluxe 4.5, Safeguard Interactive Backup 3.0, Syquest's SparQ Drive, Iomega's Clik! Drive, FutureArts as used by the San Francisco Digital Library, and the DynaMO 640 magneto optical drive. Originally broadcast in 1998. Topics: iomega, aladdin, syquest, clik, stuffit
Mainframe and network databases for computer users. Guests: Gary Kildall, DRI; Roger Summit, Dialog; Jay Fitzgerald, The Source; Paul Schindler, Info Syst News Products/Demos: The Source, CompuServe, Dialog Information Services favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews ) Topic: Episode year: 1984
In the heyday of artificial intelligence and expert systems, it was thought that computers could make human like decisions. This program looks at several early examples. Products demonstrated include Decision Aide from Kepner-Tregoe, AT RISK! from Palisade, Super Tree from Strategic Decisions, and Teknowledge. Originally broadcast in 1987. Copyright 1987 Stewart Cheifet Productions. Topics: artificial intelligence, expert systems, decision support software
The introduction of the Macintosh in the mid 1980's opened up a whole new world of desktop graphics capability. This program looks at several early graphics applications for the Mac including More II, Power Point 2.0, Persuasion 2.0, and Macromind Director. Originally broadcast in 1989. favoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: graphics, powerpoint, presenations
If a picture is worth a thousand words, then graphics should be an important tool for business. Thanks to more sophisticated computers and display technology, the use of corporate graphics work boomed in the late 1980's. This program looks at several new products for doing presentation graphics on a PC including Harvard Graphics 2.12, Draw Partner, Freelance Plus 3.01, Graph Plus 1.3, Storyboard Plus 2.0, GEM Presentation 1.1, AutoDesk Animator, and Xerox Presents. Originally broadcast in 1989. Topics: graphics, presentations, business
First of a two-part series on desktop publishing focusing on new software applications for the Macintosh. Guests: Michael Tchong, Manhattan Graphics; Richard Ware, Casady; Randall Kincaid, Dynamic Graphics; Michael Boich, Radius; Paul Brainerd, Aldus Corporation; Gary Kildall, Digital Research Products/Demos: Comic Works, Ready, Set, Go, Fontographer, Fluent Fonts, Right Now, Desktop Art Topic: Episode year: 1986
Second part of this series on desktop publishing looking at software applications for DOS based computers. Guests: Richard Amen, Dest Corporation; John Meyer, Ventura Software; Roger Archibald, Hewlett Packard; Paul Brainerd, Aldus Corporation; Jonathan Seybold, Seybold Publications; Gary Kildall, Digital Research Products/Demos: DEST PC Scan Plus, Ventura Publisher, PostScript, PageMaker, HP DDL Topic: Episode year: 1987
Today we take for granted the fact that we can watch video on our computers, but in the early 1990s, that was a big innovation. This program looks at early examples of desktop video on the Amiga, the Mac, and the IBM PC. Demonstrations include the Amiga 2500, the Amiga video authoring system, the Pionner LaserDisk player, MacroMind's Director 2.0 for the Mac IIx, the Avid/1 Media Composer, the DVA-4000 video controller from VideoLogic, and the use of desktop video at the NASA Ames research... favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: amiga, macromedia, director, avid, videologic, macromind
A review of some of the early hardware and software products for desktop video. Demonstrations include Sony's DS250 digital video camera, VideoBrush Panorama, Pinnacle Systems' microVideo DV300 editing software, Character Studio for 3D StudioMAX, and Play Incorporated's Trinity "studio-in-a-box". Originally broadcast in 1998. Copyright 1998 Stewart Cheifet Productions. Topics: Pinnacle, Sony, Kinetix, Play, Trinity, VideoBrush, editing
Remember IRQ settings, INITs, TSRs and "out of memory" messages? The early days of personal computers were confusing for most users and so a whole new category of software grew up around solving those problems - diagnostic software. This show looks at several examples including WinSleuth, Quarterdeck's Manifest, QEMM, Mac EKG 2.0, Snooper, QA Plus, and Norton Utilities. Originally broadcast in 1992. Topics: quarterdeck, dariana, norton, micromat, maxa, utilities
Can you produce the next generation of The Blair Witch Project at home on your computer. We'll show you some of the tricks of personal computers these days that you can use to turn your ideas into real movies as well as just how to add some production value to your home videos. Topics: Episode year: 2000, Episode year: 1999, Companies: Apple, Digital Video
The digital revolution changed the practice of journalism. This program looks at how journalists are using computers and the Internet. Segments include CNN Newsroom Global View, the San Jose Mercury's Mercury Center on AOL, Prodigy's Journalist application, Newsweek Interactive, the JFK Assassinatin CD-ROM, a visit to the MIT Media Lab, and CNBC's Private Financial Network (PFN) online service. Guests include Michael Rogers of Newsweek. Originally broadcast in 1993. Copyright 1993 Stewart... Topics: digital, journalism, mercury news, san jose, cnn, cnbc, newsweek, michael rogers, aol
Arabic subtitled version of this program. The digital revolution changed the practice of journalism. This program looks at how journalists are using computers and the Internet. Segments include CNN Newsroom Global View, the San Jose Mercury's Mercury Center on AOL, Prodigy's Journalist application, Newsweek Interactive, the JFK Assassinatin CD-ROM, a visit to the MIT Media Lab, and CNBC's Private Financial Network (PFN) online service. Guests include Michael Rogers of Newsweek. Originally... Topics: rogers, cnn, cnbc, newsweek, MIT, media lab, digital, journalism
On location coverage of the Digital Living Room conference presented by Upside magazine in Laguna Niguel, California. This conference was the first to try and define the wired, and wireless, consumer future. Guests include David Coursey, Mike Langberg, Larry Magid, Philippe Kahn, Kai Krause of Kai's Power Tools, and MSNBC anchor Brian Williams. Originally broadcast in 1998. Topics: upside, conference, digital
What will day-to-day life be like when our homes are wired, when we all have broadband pipes, and when everything that surrounds us has been transformed from the world of atoms to the world of bits? Topics: Episode year: 2000, Interactive TV, Companies: AOL, Music, Networking, Security
We conclude our look at the digital future in Computer Chronicle's coverage of the Digital Living Room Conference from Laguna Niguel, California. Topics: Episode year: 2000, Wireless: Bluetooth, e-commerce, Companies: Microsoft, Companies: Kodak,...
Arabic subtitled version of this program. As the popularity of digital cameras grew, photofinishing software followed. This program looks at several early examples of computer based photo processing. Demonstrations include Photoshop 2.5, Nikon's LS-10 CoolScan, PhotoFlash 2.0, Apple's QuickTake Camera, Paint Alchemy, Terrazzo, Picture Window 1.0, EverColor and ArtLink. Originally broadcast in 1994. Topics: digital, photography, processing, photoshop, camera
Spanish language version of this program. As the popularity of digital cameras grew, photofinishing software followed. This program looks at several early examples of computer based photo processing. Demonstrations include Photoshop 2.5, Nikon's LS-10 CoolScan, PhotoFlash 2.0, Apple's QuickTake Camera, Paint Alchemy, Terrazzo, Picture Window 1.0, EverColor and ArtLink. Originally broadcast in 1994. Topics: digital, photography, photo, camera, spanish
As the popularity of digital cameras grew, photofinishing software followed. This program looks at several early examples of computer based photo processing. Demonstrations include Photoshop 2.5, Nikon's LS-10 CoolScan, PhotoFlash 2.0, Apple's QuickTake Camera, Paint Alchemy, Terrazzo, Picture Window 1.0, EverColor and ArtLink. Originally broadcast in 1994. Topics: digital photography, photoshop, photo finishing
Digital photography got its start in the mid 1990's. This program looks at early examples of digital photography hardware and software. Included are demonstrations of the Fuji D5-7, Ricoh RDC2, Kodak DC25, LivePix, Adobe Photo Shop 4.0, HP DeskJet 693C, Epson Stylus Color 500, Sony DMM155, Logitech Pagescan Color, and Microtek ScanMaker E3. Guests include Michael Mcnamara of Popular Photography magazine, Kyla Carlson of PC Computing magazine, and John Goddard of PC World. Originally broadcast... Topics: digital photography, cameras, ink jet printer
Digital cameras were just hitting the market in 1993 and this program looked at the early stages of the electronic photography revolution. Products demonstrated include the Kodak Photo CD Player, the DaVinci Digital Camera/Copier, the Kodak DCS200 digital camera, the SuperMac printer, Logitech's FotoMan, the OFOTO 2.0 scanner, the Phoenix portable digital imaging system for newspapers, the MacSat and WeatherFAX systems for enhancing digital space photos, and Adobe PhotoShop. Originally... Topics: Adobe, Kodak, Logitech, images, photography, photo finishing
A look at the growing field of digital photography. Products reviewed include the Epson PhotoPC 750Z camera, the Epson Stylus Photo 700 color ink jet printer, Polaroid's ColorShot Digital Photo Printer, MGI's Photosuite II imaging software, Instant Photo Artist, PhotoRecall Deluxe 2.0, and web sites photoloft.com, digitaldog.net, and evercolor.com. Originally broadcast in 1999.
New software and online resources can turn your computer into a health information center. This program looks at several examples including the Home Medical Advisor from the Learning Company, Active Trainer from LaserMedia, Lighten Up from Medilife, and Ask Dr. Weil from Time New Media. Also includes the Polar Heart Rate Monitor and 3D imaging software for surgeons. Featured is a visit to the NASA Ames Biocomputation Center and the Stanford Medical Center. Originally broadcast in 1998. Topics: doctor, medical, health
Do you remember DOS? Windows was still in the 3.0 version in the early 1990s and was basically a front end to this version of DOS. PC users were trying to decide whether to stick with the new version of DOS or migrate to Windows. This program looks at the new version of DOS, compares it to its predecessor 6.0, and looks at some new add-ons such as Stacker 3.1 from Stac Electronics and Norton Utilities 7.0 from Symantec. Also includes a look at IBM's new PenDOS, a visit to Ziff Davis Labs, and a... Topics: Microsoft, windows, IBM, Norton, Symantec
The big news in 1993 was Microsoft's new version 6.2 of MS-DOS. Demonstrations include MS-DOS 6.0, MS-DOS 6.2, Stacker 3.1, Norton Utilities 7.0, and IBM's PenDOS. Featured are visits to Microsoft DOS labs in Redmond, Washington and the Ziff Davis test labs in Foster City, California. Originally broadcast in 1993.
In a world full of Macintosh computers and DOS based computers, there was a market for utilities that would translate between the two formats. This program looks at several examples, including DaynaFile, DOS Mounter, Soft PC, MacWrite II, LapLink Mac III, and PC MacTerm. Among the guests are Mark Eppley, CEO of Traveling Software and analyst Jan Lewis. Originally broadcast in 1989. Topics: DOS, Macintosh, PC
New computers are coming out with DVD drives built in. Do you need a DVD drive? We'll show you why this new format is great and how you can upgrade your old PC to use this new technology. Originally broadcast in October, 1999. Copyright 1999 Stewart Cheifet Productions. favoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Episode year: 2000, Companies: Sony, Companies: Panasonic, DVD